|Message From Mayor Thomas F. Kelaher|
On behalf of the Township of Toms River, I would not only like to welcome you to our website, but thank you for the visit.
As the 7th largest municipality in New Jersey, Toms River prides itself on its 242-year old history that has laid the foundation for our township to become the seat of Ocean County, which is the second largest county in New Jersey.
Town Hall is the center of an attractive government complex, with the Ocean County Superior Court House and main branch of the county library system and downtown business district all adjacent to our municipal center.
Toms River's exit 82 A/B off the Garden State Parkway leads visitors to our main commercial corridor, Rt. 37, which rides directly into Jersey's Shore's own Seaside Heights Borough.
Our ideal demographics also place our municipality midway between New York, Philadelphia and a short distance from Atlantic City. Since the mid 1800's, Toms River's rural farming, fishing and boat-building area has grown from a 2,700 populace to today's 95,000 residents.
Toms River is not only a wonderful place to live but also an attractive place to visit, with miles of Atlantic Ocean on Toms River's Ortley and Normandy beaches. Aside from oceanfront fun, Toms River's Silverton section and Toms River itself spill into the Barnegat Bay, making our township a fine boating and fishing haven with marinas and inlets to satisfy the avid fisherman and boater.
Along with waterfront activities, our municipally owned 18-hole golf course, indoor and outdoor ice skating rinks and numerous playgrounds, parks, sport fields and recreational facilities, making our township one-of-a-kind.
While providing residents and visitors with entertaining opportunities, safety is Toms River's first priority with an outstanding police department that under their watch assisted Toms River in being designated 9th Safest City in the United States.
With so much more to learn about our terrific township, I encourage you to browse the site and learn for yourself.
Mayor Thomas F. Kelaher
33 Washington Street
Toms River, NJ 08754
Thomas Kelaher, Mayor
732-341-1000 ext. 8255
Public Information Officer
732-341-1000 ext. 8211